From Amazon: Seventeen-year-old Ever is the sole survivor of a car crash that killed her entire family. Living with her aunt in Southern California, she's plagued by the ability to hear the thoughts of those around her, and haunted by the ghost of her little sister. She tries to tune everyone out, shunning her old lifestyle as the pretty, popular cheerleader, but somehow she can't hide from Damen, the new guy at school. Stunningly handsome, clever and not a little bit intimidating, there's something about him that doesn't quite add up...
I was surprised by how much I liked Evermore. It was far from perfect, but I still found it to be very enjoyable. The fast pace and relatable characters held my interest and, I must admit, I fell in love with Damen during Noel's first description of him. There's something highly attractive about a mysterious guy clad in black, with dark hair and biker-style boots. YA fiction writers, take note: I have a weakness!
I loved that Ever could see people's auras and hear their thoughts. Although the telepathy wasn't new to me, the aura reading was, and I thought it was a pretty original power for Ever to posess. I also liked that she could see and communicate with her dead sister, Riley; she was probably my favourite character, even though I didn't think she spoke like a 12-year-old would. Ever's best friends, Drina and Miles, were easy to like, though Haven's quick change in loyalty frustrated me -- I just didn't think she'd forget her friends so easily.
As a main villain, I thought Drina was weak. Yes she was hellbent on keeping Ever and Damen apart, but I didn't think she was menacing enough. The end was also rushed and anticlimactic, though because the rest of the book was so strong, I can live with that.
Overall, Evermore was a decent start to what I hope will be an exciting series. It will definitely appeal to fans of other YA paranormal fiction, and with more than three books planned, it's set to be around for a while.